What is the Sabbath and Sabbath-keeping a sign of? At best it reveals a sad misunderstanding of what the cross of Christ achieved for all. At worst it’s a sign of a dismissive attitude to the accomplishments of the cross as the door to life in the Spirit. This sign says, ‘We have choose to live in the law’ – which means to live from our heads. So we choose to live from the letter even though the letter kills and the fact that we are dead men walking is the sign of our specialness and peculiar identity.
We choose this sign of a living death for ourselves because it makes us feel special. It provides a superficial rest on a day while denying us rest in our lives – because we never know when we have done enough since our religion is all about us.
WALKING IN THE FOG
The Sabbath gives us a trademark and a brand that sets us apart. It’s a sign that declares, ‘We have no understanding of what Holy Spirit, Father and Jesus have wrought for us through the cross and resurrection of Jesus of Jesus Christ. It says to ourselves and to the naïve: We have chosen a lesser Christ who has not delivered us from the fall of Adam. Our christ, himself subject to the law maintains us in the futility of the law and denies that a real Christ, the Christ of God has come in our flesh to be our forgiveness and our life. It says to Adventism and to all, ‘We are attempting to escape the Adamic effects of the knowledge of good and evil by living in Ellen White and the Pioneers version of the knowledge of good and evil. We ‘speak not according to the word’ of God but we have brainwashed ourselves into believing that we do by discarding the Jesus Lens and adopting Ellen White glasses that construct one of the most devious perversions of the gospel of the Kingdom ever concocted by the spirit of anti-christ.
DENYING THE CHRIST
‘.. And who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace’ Hebrews 6.6 NIV. The Sabbath is a sign that says, ‘God did something for us but we missed it completely. We undid the cross, smothered life in the Spirit and negated Christ come in our flesh and made the Sabbath our own grace and private Messiah. Sabbath and the Sabbath-keeping icon is a sign that says, ‘Christ has not come in our flesh. We will not have the Son of Man to live in us. We’ll settle for the law and live in our flesh.’ Sabbath is a sign that says. ‘Who wants the gospel of the Kingdom and the teaching of Christ and the apostles? Nah ..we’ve got our own gospel and we’ll stick with that.
“The Sabbath” is the sign that we are not led by the Spirit of Christ, have not entered the Kingdom of God and the incarnation is not ours.
For many The Sabbath is a false grace and a false christ. But you have a real Christ and a real life in Jesus. The reality is Christ. He is your ‘divine rest for human restlessness.’ In Jesus you have rest and life. Infinite and eternal life is yours in Jesus, welling up in new creation power.
‘This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world’ 1 John 4.2, 3 NIV.